When you think of course authoring tools the biggest names come to mind – Articulate, Captive and Lectora. But just because they are well known doesn’t mean that they don’t have faults.
The majority of consumers focus first on features, rather than UI. As such, having the right set of features is important, but I believe having the features that are unique, is what makes a system stand out.
The ASTD International Trade Show Expo wrapped up this week, and it had everything. From very cool products to higher interest in e-learning to great lead gen for vendors. However, it also struck out in numerous ways.
While many people assume that education as a whole is on the precipice, online learning is on the rise – for the better. The ones leading this charge are education focused learning management systems.
There are lots of stories out there regarding LMSs. Past ones included the LMS is dead (not true) and LMS customers want only systems that have talent management (not true). Sit back and read some harrowing LMS stories making the rounds and then you decide what is fact from fiction.
There are numerous trends that are appearing in the marketplace, especially over the past two quarters.
E-Learning is changing right in front of our eyes. Learning Management systems are adding talent management components. Full talent management systems are starting to flip into human capital management systems. Is it ever going to stop?
In this week’s post, we explore the state of standalone assessment/quiz tools and online proctoring systems. I also discuss Collaborative Learning Systems, formally online authoring systems. Lastly, the latest news on the Podcasts and a one question survey on advanced analytics for administrators.
Many of us attend seminars and presentations that are boring, theory based and lack engagement. We sit in the back of the room, not paying attention or sitting by the doors, ready to bolt. Yet, we seem to have no issue with sticking it online, under the guide of effective learning.
The LMS industry as a whole, continues to ignore what many e-learning customers are seeking in terms of features. Consumers want stronger administrative capabilities, more consumer marketplace components and mobile.